Thursday, December 29, 2011

Trader Joe's Heads to Dallas. Coming to Lower Greenville in 2012.

By Troy Corman,

Trader Joe's is heading to Big D. Coined as a hip California-based grocery store chain, they are currently in 31 states with 360 stores, and are now entering Texas and Florida. They certainly don't have a typical grocery-store chain web site, as you can see here.

It seems they're a perfect fit for lower Greenville. I just hope they sell Diet Dr Pepper, so I don't have to trek to Fiesta or Mockingbird to fulfill that vice! The new Trader Joe's is scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2012. They're sure to be a big part of the big improvements happening on lower Greenville. In case you haven't been down Greenville Avenue lately, the widened sidewalks, street lights, park benches, bike racks, trees and landscaping (courtesy of the city of Dallas) are now complete.

The Dallas Trader Joe's will be built on the vacant lot at 2001 Greenville Avenue, which formerly housed the Arcadia Theater before it burned in 2006.

Another DFW area Trader Joe's will open in the second quarter of 2012 in Plano, at Preston and Park in Preston Towne Crossing Shopping Center. Trader Joe's will also open a Fort Worth store at 2701 S. Hulen Street in the spring.

In addition, Trader Joe's will open a store in the Houston suburb, The Woodlands in 2012 at Woodlands Parkway and Kuykendahl Road. Like the Fort Worth Trader Joe's, it's set for a spring debut.

It's good to see hammers swinging in 2012. Let's hope that trend picks up speed!

Troy Corman is the founder of t2 Real Estate LLC, a Dallas real estate firm providing specialized knowledge with a hands-on approach. Specialties include residential real estate brokerage, land and acreage, and commercial real estate services. Contact us today at 214.827.1200 if you need to sell, buy or get your DFW property leased.

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